STILETTOS AND GUNPOWDER - Book 3 in the gemma stones series.


My name is Gemma Stone and I’ve been a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy for five years. Why did I become a cop? Genetics, tradition, and the armed robbery I walked in on when I was sixteen.

After my father and five brothers were discharged from the Marines, they all went into law enforcement. My mother had been an Army sniper until pregnancy forced a career change. She now flies a rescue chopper for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

People always surprise me, but not in a good way. They don’t have a clue about what a cop deals with every day and most of them are friggin’ nuts. I mean, seriously, did they put something in the water?

I work out of District Three, which includes Sun City, eight unincorporated towns with small populations, Lake Pleasant, and lots of desert. Fifteen deputies cover 1600 square miles. District Three is always understaffed and our calls for service are incredibly high. If you get in trouble, you are pretty much on your own.

Detective Sergeant Dante Delgado, the love of my life, is investigating a series of bombings that are targeting police officers. Am I worried? You betcha. There’s a madman on the loose and he is very, very good at making bombs.

Law enforcement isn’t for the fainthearted. Are you brave enough to enter my world?